We are over and done with the Round of 12 of ESL Pro League Season 16. From 29th September, the quarterfinals are to commence. Let’s find out who made it to the ESL quarterfinals and also get some predictions rolling!
- FaZe Clan
- Team Liquid
- G2 Esports
- Natus Vincere
- Team Vitality
ESL Quarterfinals Day 1 Predictions
Cloud9 vs FaZe Clan
The OG Counter-Strike fans will never forget the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 final between C9 and FaZe. It might not be as grand this time around but is a game to watch out for nonetheless. Cloud9 is in a pretty hot form if we take out the last series against Team Liquid on the last day of Group D. They have won the rest of their four group matches. FaZe Clan didn’t start as impressively, however. They lost only to G2 in the group stage but picked up a scrappy win over Complexity in the Round of 12.
Today we must prove that our victory vs FaZe in Dallas wasn't a coincidence 👊#ESLProLeague pic.twitter.com/exCX5zKkGq
— Cloud9 CS:GO (@C9CSGO) September 29, 2022
The two teams have met each other four times this season. Cloud9 picked up the last win and the first three were won by FaZe. The last meeting was in July and to be fair, FaZe’s form dipped quite a bit after that. On the other hand, Cloud9 seemed to get better as they kept playing during the group stage. With that being said, it’s really tough to pick a winner here but we’re going for a 2-1 win for Cloud9.
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MOUZ vs Team Liquid
Team Liquid have barely made it to the playoffs at ESL Pro League Season 16. However, an impressive victory over Fnatic in the Round of 12 has given the team some much needed momentum. Topping Group C, MOUZ have definitely impressed the crowd as they look to make it through the quarterfinals of ESL.
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⚪️ Mirage (Decider)
Drop in & root for the boys: https://t.co/hVy2bR0NiS 🔴 pic.twitter.com/mOvzEZi8yf
— Team Liquid CSGO (@TeamLiquidCS) September 29, 2022
This series could really go either way. Team Liquid looks to have recovered from their form during the group stage. Despite MOUZ having a better form in the tournament, Liquid’s experience might prove to be the victor. Our guts say that it will turn out to be a 2-1 win in favor of Team Liquid.